Well, some of the things you've posted in the past seem to go beyond discomfort. But, as I said, you would have less of an issue if you were less of a dick about it.
If I made a thread saying "white metalhead Air Force dropouts are mentally ill and shouldn't be allowed to smoke weed" (stupid example but I can't think of anything better), that may not be a direct insult toward you, but it'd pretty clearly be a shitty thing for me to post, wouldn't it?
I'm "bigoted" about Windows. I think Microsoft is evil, I want their stranglehold on the market to go away, and on a certain level it frustrates me that most people not only use Windows, but also see my proselytizing of Linux as coming from a place of elitism or hipsterism rather than a place of genuine concern for the direction of the computer industry. But if I dumped a bunch of memes calling Windows users sheep and cucks lapping up Microsoft's shit because they think chocolate is too hard to eat sorry Windows users, just making an example here
, would that not a) legitimize their view of me as an elitist, b) not accomplish anything, and c) just be kind of a shitty thing for me to do?
It's okay to be uncomfortable, on a certain level maybe you can't control that any more than I can control the thing that makes you uncomfortable. But part of basic human decency is knowing when to keep discomfort about something to yourself, and knowing how to express it tactfully if you absolutely must.>>13815>Is alt-right politics and anti-lgbt statements just "dissenting opinions" now?
There's a reason I didn't name names there. For the record, I don't hate anyone who "could" be lumped in with that crowd, and I don't want them removed from the site, nor do I want them to stop participating in discussions or openly disagreeing with people. I was a bit harsh about it, but what it really boils down to is just that I think they should try to be more civil with how they go about it, and ease up a little on the "shoot first, ask questions later" approach. The Rose situation was just the most egregious example that came to mind, but I do recognize and appreciate that you were trying to apologize and did in a different thread (though I'm not sure if he saw it or not).
Just in general, I think we need to stop approaching these kinds of discussions as "X person has an opinion that members of Y group also have, therefore X is a member of Y. Y are my enemies, therefore X is also my enemy. Since X is my enemy, they must be approached with hostility." That's the biggest problem plaguing political discussion on Ponychan currently, not whether the opinions expressed are of a "liberal" or "conservative" slant.>>13823>I guess that's just a difference, I think if you're implying you hate brown people
tbh, if someone's saying stuff like that
, it's not even worth dignifying with a response. Just report and ignore. Racism is unambiguously against the rules of the site, full stop. If someone makes a racist thread, don't post in it, click the checkbox and report and send it to /trash/ for the rats to eat.>>13836>when you cite the Paradox of Tolerance and use bigoted language in the same breath